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the white house. donald trump is saying sorry for the first time in his political career. he apologized for lewd comments been sexual advances on woman which were caught on video in 2005. the footage surfaced on friday triggering as you can imagine immediate and visceral backlash. here is trump's statement in response. >> i've never said i'm a perfect person nor pretended to be i've said and done thing i regret. and the words released today on
this more than a decade old video are one of them. anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect what i am. i said it. i was wrong. and i apologize. i have travelled the country talking about change for america. but my travels have also changed me. i have spent time with grieving mothers who have lost their children, laid off workers whose jobs have gone to other countries, and people from all
walks of life who just want a better future. i have gotten to know the great people of our country, and i have been humbled by the faith they have placed in me. i pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never ever let you down. let's be honest. we're living in the real world. this is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we are facing today. we are losing our jobs. we're less safe than we were eight years ago. and washington is totally broken. hillary clinton and her kind have run or country into the ground. i've said some foolish things, but there is a big difference between the words and actions of other people. bill clinton has actually abused women, and hillary has bullied attacked shamed and intimidated his victims of we will discuss this more in the coming days. see you at the debate on sunday. >> you heard it there from trump. basically, game on. before he said that, though, he
did say that his travels
have changed him and that i was wrong, and i apologize. now, the washington post obtained video from 2005, long before trump became the republican nominee for president. in it he speaks off camera about trying to have sex with a married woman. now we are going to run the whole video. but we have to warn our viewers, the content is graphic. >> i move on her and i failed. i'll admit it. i did try and -- her. she was married. >> that's huge news. >> no, no. nancy. no, this was -- no, this was -- and i moved on her very heavily. in fact, i took her out furniture shopping. she wanted to get some furniture. i said, "i'll show you where they have some nice furniture." i moved on her like a bitch but i couldn't get there. and she was married. then all of a sudden i see her. she's now got the big phony tits and everything. she's totally changed her look. >> sheesh, your girl's hot -- in the purple. whoa, the donald is good. whoa, my man.
>> look at you. you are a [ bleep ]. >> maybe it's a different one. >> it better not be the publicist. no, it's her. it's her. >> yeah, that's her, with the gold. i've gotta use some tic tacs just in case i start kissing her. you know, i'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- i just start kissing them. it's like a magnet. just kiss. i don't even wait. and when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> whatever you want. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. you can do anything. >> oh, nice legs, huh? >> looks good. >> come on shorty. >> get out of the way, honey. oh, that's good legs. go ahead. >> it's always
good if you don't fall out of the bus. like ford, gerald ford, remember? >> down below, pull the handle. >> hello. how are you? >> hi. >> hi, mr. trump.
how are you? >> good seeing you, terrific. >> pleasure to meet you. >> nice seeing you. terrific, terrific. you know billy bush? >> hello, nice to see you. how are you doing, arianne? >> i'm doing very well. thank you. are you ready to be a soap star? >> we're ready. let's go. make me a soap star. >> how about a little hug for the donald? he just got off the bus. >> would you like a little hug, darling? >> absolutely. melania said this was okay. >> how about a little hug for the bushy? i just got off the bus. here we go. excellent. well, you've got a nice co-star here. >> good. after you. >> come on, billy, don't be shy. >> i'm sorry. come here. let the little guy in. >> it's hard to walk next to a guy like this. you get in this middle. >> that's better. that's better. >> if you had to choose, honestly, between one of us -- >> no, no, that's tough competition. >> seriously, you had to take one of us as a date. >> i would have to take the fifth on that one. >> really? >> yep, i'll take both. >> which way. >> make a right. there we go. right in the days.
>> here we go i'm going to leave you here. give you my microphone. >> oh, you are finished. >> yeah, you are my man. i'm going to reshow. >> as you can imagine, hillary clinton is condemning his behavior. her campaign says it will press republicans to say if they still think trump should be president despite those comments. now shortly after the footage surfaced clinton tweeted this is horrific we can not let this man be president. she also tweeted women have the power to stop trump. two my ranking republicans from utah are among the first to withdraw their sort for trump following the release of the controversial video. gary herbert said i will not vote for trump. >> and congress jason khat chaf, et cetera said i can no longer
endorse this person for president. it's some of the most abhorrent and offensive remarks you could possibly imagine. joining me john thomas and macstill ber. there is not a reset button large enough on the entire planet to really have the trump campaign come back from this in any way to completely disavow that video. i think we heard from donald trump that he doesn't. that he basically is saying, game on. and doubling down on bill clinton's past indiscretions. i mean, john, where do you see him as a man, as a candidate? he is a very well known person to many, many people. where do you see him taking this? because it's clear it goes where trump wants it to go. >> sure. well i think we saw two huge things from him tonight. first of all, one thing we saw was he apologized. the other is that he was wrong. two things most americans thought we would never see. that was a big admission from him. what we are going to see as he
goes into the debate is he is going to basically say to hillary clinton is you both live in glass houses. be careful. your hands are dirty on this issue as well. i admit i was wrong. i have grown from it and let's get back to the issues at hand that matter to america. >> and but to be clear on collateral damage that's happened here, hnc chair rhines priebus says no woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner, ever. not to be outdone, paul ryan, the speaker of the house, who canceled an event with donald trump in his home state of wisconsin for today said, i am sickened by what i heard today. women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. i hope from trump treats the situation with the seriousness that it serves and learns that the country has greater respect for women than this clip suggests. meantime he is no longer attending tomorrow's event in wisconsin. mack, he is disavowing the
comments. yet he's not saying look i withdraw my support. do you think it would help the republican campaign down ballot that he actually do that? >> the reason that paul ryan is walking back his support -- we'll see whether he comes out and takes away his endorsement is that paul ryan's number one priority to bet republican members of congress reelected. up until now he thought that hasn't trying to get a republican president reelected. his statements today, him and scott auctioner disinviting donald trump from their event today suggest they now think that the best way to get republicans elected down ballot is to run away from their nominee as fast as he can this. i think he will continue run further in the coming days as they see polling that shows this guy will take down their numbers. >> both of you being in los angeles right now, the irony that it was actually the entertainment establishment that ended up causing this trouble for donald trump, really an
establishment that's been his friend. we want to rewind and give you the providence of this video. we have to go to jeb bush. he sweeted as the grandfather of two precious girls i fine no apology can excuse away donald trump's represehensible comment degrading women. we have to point out jeb bush was never going to be supporting donald trump. it was his cousin, billy bush that was in that video with donald trump. he had to release a statement saying look obviously i'm embarrassed, and ashamed there is no excuse, i was 11 years ago, i was young and immature and acted foolishly playing alon along. s that collateral damage to the republican party. john, you are there, in los angeles, apparently "access hold" just decided to go look at
some old video. and this was following up on an "associated press" story where they said that people on the apprentice said he did speak this way, both on camera and off. >> the irony is multiplefold in the fact that it was also a bush that had a link to dropping this tape. look, everybody knows that jeb bush is not a fan of donald trump. jeb does represent the establishment. he wanted to be the republican nominee. and donald trump is everything that jeb bush is not, from an insider and outsider standpoint. i don't think having member of the establish men reprimand donald trump really means a whole lot to the electorate. they already knew were jeb bush stood. i think the question is will americans forgive donald trump and move on from this or is this going to be the seminal issue going for the homestretch? >> what do you think? when you are looking at this point the in time, senator mike
lee saying he was supporting trump but he is saying look get out of way and let mike pence take over the candidacy. >> i understand that's cute to talk about but logistically it is a impossible. the ballots have already been mailed out in many of these states. you can just take it back. an idea of going to a write-in candidacy is doomed for fallure. i think as much as there may be some members of the establishment clearly after on the there are that say they don't want trump to be president. they also don't want hillary clinton to be president. i have got to tell you it is a or b here. >> they are not going to take donald trump off the ballot but we shouldn't back away for how unprecedented it is not just jeb bush, but george bush and george bush senior, bob dole, this is without precedent in modern history. i would also add that you could have gotten great odds that
billy bush would damage trump's campaign more than jeb bush this the end run. >> that largely -- as you well know and was well documented in the primary. the establish men, the bush dynasty hasn't been a fan of donald trump. it's not just because they didn't like his style. donald trump stomped them in a primary. i don't think bringing this up for a night snooshs senator mark kirk called on him to drop out of the race. senator mike lee. the number of senators in his own party who failed to endorse donald trump is unprecedented in major american politics for any nominee. >> it's understandable for self preservation. i get it. understand why they did that. >> to both of you. mack to you first, it has been said by the trump campaign, given all of this, hillary clinton should be doing better right now. perhaps she will in the coming days, especially after that debate on sunday. but is there a risk that the clinton campaign will overplay their hand here? >> i don't think so. the clinton campaign has from
the start on these issues been like a matador. they have all but painted this is a trap on a red cape and held it in front of donald trump on the infidelity issues. and it has run at it every time. this debate they are going to play it slow and steady and trying to play the long game trying to score a few points and starting to pli up the spin cycle realing that the day after the debate is just as important as the debate itself. >> john is there a risk when you look at the way trump is going to handle this that he -- he wants to come out of this with some kind of a respectable showing even if he doesn't win. i mean, at this point he has been the antiestablishment candidate. and that has served him fairly well. >> yeah. i think the main issue here is that this distracts donald trump from his ability to deliver his message that he is the change candidate in this race. and that hillary clinton would be an extension of the last eight years and their disastrous
policies. that's the problem. look, every hour is precious going into the homestretch. and every second we spend talking about this, it stops donald trump from talking about the message that he needs to be delivering. look, i think the race is still going to tighten. i think there is a lot of time to recover from this. but look he has to deal wichlt i think tonight was a first step. remember, he did something -- he has been through a bunch of controversies in the primary and never once did he even come close to apologizing. but not even 12 hours. >> he should have. >> he already apologized. this is a big step. >> i'm going to leave it there. but i will say that's something the candidates have in common, they both have trouble apologizing. thank you so much for sticking with us through that extraordinary story. who knew that l.a. where you are would be the epicenter of politics. we've seenet all. now next on cnn newsroom, more on the following, donald
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on the tape donald trump is heard wraging about trying to have sex with a married woman and being able to grope women because of his celebrity. some republicans are resigneding their support for trump following the release of that tape. jason chavez of utah told cnn's don lemon why he can no longer support trump. >> i'm out. i can no longer endorse donald trump for president. there is no possible way i'd vote for hillary clinton. but these are ab horntd. they are wrong. it's -- to use a baseball metaphor i've got to call balls and strikes the way i see them. my wife and i we've got a 15-year-old daughter. do you think i can look her in the eye and tell her that i endorsed donald trump for president when he acts like this. and his apology -- that was no apology. that was an apology for getting caught. to say that bill clinton did it and did it worse, i mean that should have been his first clue that it was the wrong behavior. so i'm not going to put my good
name and reputation and my family behind donald trump for president when he acts like this. i just can't do it. >> do you think he should step aside? >> well, i do wish that mike pence was at the top of the ticket. you know, i -- i really do. i think not only is his performance at the debate, but he is a person of high moral fiber. i did serve with him in the house for years. i feel bad for the country. i feel bad for the pences. i feel bad for donald trump's wife and his daughter. i don't know how he looks her in the eye and tries to explain this away. it is a tragedy. i don't know what the answer is. but having seen and it talked to my wife and -- i just -- i can't endorse him. >> do you think he should step aside? that was my question? >> like i said i wish that mike pence was at the top of the ticket. we are going to have to figure that out in the coming days and weeks. but it is tragic the way it is
right no. >> do you think that the house speaker, paul ryan should also retract his support for donald trump, congressman? >> well, everybody is going to have to figure this out for themselves. and, you know, i can only answer to myself and my wife, and i've got to feel good about what i do. in the congress, i call out democrats all day long. so when they perform or do something silly and stup. but this goes beyond silly and stupid. this is just intolerable. and so i can only do what i see fit, and maybe others will do the same. maybe they won't. maybe i'll get chastised for it. but i feel good in pulling back my endorsement i just have to do it. >> utah's governor gary herbert meantime said in a tweet he is also dropping his support for trump. we could see more republicans distance themselves from donald trump. larry is a baddo from the university of virginia, a few moments ago i asked him to weigh
in on the bombshell, but it was before trump had given his apology. take listen. >> it's one thing to imagine theoretically that someone is like this. it's another to be confronted with it. and this reality has had a major impact at least on handful of swing voters and i think also on the democratic base. it has motivated them. >> and yet if we talk about what's it's going to do to republicans, we have now had paul ryan basically say he is sickened by this. that donald trump will not be at an event in wisconsin. they were supposed to be sharing a stage for the first time. what is this doing to the republican party? >> the republican party is badly fractured. in fact, they are kind of like hum tee dumb tee. i'm not quite sure how they are going to be put back together the election. here's the impact for the election. it doesn't affect trump's base at all.
virtual every trump supporter is defending trump to the hilt. they don't care. however, donald trump is in the low 40s. he needs another four or five percent of the vote to win. this is going to help prevent him from getting that four or five percent. >> we've always said that, larry, at this point it's those swing voters he desperately needs to get. did show he was slightly getting the kind of traction he needed. and this is on a day where we've had more revelations about clinton e-mails. apparently her speeches to banks have been leaked on line and they show some thing that perhaps -- especially about trade, that she may not be so happy with. you know what, it's completely obscured, ignored. >> totally obscured. and really, it's the same effect. her base isn't going to defect at all. they are not going to be concerned about much of this. why? because the opponent is donald trump.
and that's precisely why donald trump's base doesn't care about this new videotape. because the opponent is hillary clinton. but look who wins. hillary clinton is four or five points ahead of donald trump. so if everything stays the way it is, each with these new revelations, clinton still wins. >> and we set this up going into an extraordinary town hall debate really on sunday night here in the united states. i mean how do you think the tone of that will now change? >> well, we're certain to have some additional questions asked that hadn't been plan on. the real question is whether the queries are made by the studio audience. they are supposed to be undecided voters selected by the gallop organization. or will the moderators ask about the videotape and the wikileaks materials. i don't know how it will pli out but i no it will add to the
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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. back to that breaking news story. donald trump is apologizing for lewd remarks which he made about a decade ago about his aggressive behavior towards women. now video clips of his comments were released on friday. it's causing quite an uproar. on the video, trump is heard bragging about trying to have sex with a married woman and being able to grope women because of his celebrity.
>> i've never said i'm a perfect person, nor pretended
to be someone that i'm not. i've said and done thing i regr regret. and the words released today on this more than a decade old video are one of them. anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who i am. i said it. i was wrong. and i apologize. i've said some foolish things but there is a big difference between the words and actions of other people. bill clinton has actually abused women and hillary has bullied attacked shamed and intimidated his victims. we will discuss this more in the coming days. see you at the debate on sunday. >> donald trump sounding more defiant than contrite there. earlier, brian stelter host of cnn's reliable sources weighed in on the fallout from those remarks. >> of all the bad days the trump campaign has recently had this has to be the single worst day.
it started for the campaign around 1:30 p.m. on friday when the washington post called with a transcript this video that we've now all seen from 2005. let me take you a little bit earlier to how this really all started to happen. this vo was taped in 2005 but it was never broadcast at the time. the video was essentially sitting on a shelf at nbc, the network that produces access hollywood. on monday some of the producers at access hollywood started to think about the tape, started to wonder if they could find and it if they should broadcast it.
what triggered all of this was actually an "associated press" story. the ap published a story early monday morning with explosive allegations from about 20 former employees who work on the show the apprentice. everyone knows that show as the reality show to help trump get to where he is today and helped establish him in the homes of americans for many, many years. so these former employees alleged that trump talked in
demeaning, vulgar, sexually explicit ways about some of the of sta he is, about some of the contestants. and importantly here, the employees were speaking on the record. but on monday when that story calm out the trump campaign said it was a false story, said the allegations were false. that got access hollywood thinking what about the tape we have. they dusted off the video and were preparing a story about it. my sources at nbc said a script was wren and everything but it wasn't going to be broadcast at least until next week. perhaps for that reason there was a leak, from the washington post and that's why the reporter was calling at 1:30 this afternoon with the tape. at 4:30 the tape came out and trump tweeted that he was sorry if it offended anybody. then there was a scramble inside trump to your to get the
candidate on camera with a much more robust apology. that's what we've seen in the last couple of hours, a more serious apology from trump a long video shared on line and shared on television. the question becomes whether this was enough. this will clearlier an important topic at the debate lest than two days from now. >> thank you brian stelter. he has been covering this story within an inch of its life. he explained how the back story has become so important now. and the fallout also poses a substantial setback to trump's attempts to overcome we'll call it a deficit with female voters. as cnn's candy kay reports the republican presidential mom nominee has a controversial history with women. >> reporter: donald trump says he loves beautiful women. he often loves to talk about woman. it lands him in hot water, like
his loup running feud with rosie yo done. >> she came to my wedding ate like a pig. >> reporter: and after his dust up with megyn kelly. >> she starts to ask me all sorts of ridiculous questions. you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her. >> reporter: critics say it was an insinuation to menstruation. >> i was going to say nose or ears that's a statement showing anger. >> reporter: kelly wasn't the first female journalist trump sparred with decades ago after gail collins wrote about rumors of trump's brps he sent her a cope of the article she had written and circumstanceeed her photo writing across it, quote, the face of a dog. >> up in of what was said about trump was on howard stern's
radioshow. >> first of all she is unbelievable short. i think the boob job is terrible. >> certain asked trump how he might change the pageant. >> i said i'm going to get the bathing suits to be smaller and the heels to be higher. >> a woman's breasts were always a hot topic for them. >> there is a chested is hard to be a ten. but she went from an eight to a solid four. >> in another appearance on the show. >> incredible beautiful women that walk up and they will flip their top. and they will flip their panties. i've been with women with extraordinarily bad breast jobs. isn't it unbelievable. one woman, beautiful, had big beautiful, real boobs. really beautiful and she wants them reduced. >> years later on the howard stern show trump boldly mocked
kim koikd's physique. >> does she have a good body, no. does she have a pass ass, absolutely. and if it weren't kim, i would say wow i wouldn't want to go out with her. >> a few weeks ago she mocked alisa machado's weight gain. he doubled down on those comments. >> she was the winner and gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem. >> a candidate struggling to win the support of women come election day in his own words. ranee kay, cnn, new york. >> and now to the other breaking news story we are following for you here at cnn. a deadly hurricane makes its way across the southeastern part of the united states. when we come back, the latest on matthew and its destructive path.
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hurricane matthew is being blame for four deaths in the u.s. state of florida and continues to batter parts of thest with strong winds and rain. now the u.s. national hurricane center says the hurricane's eye is moving north toward the coast of south carolina. and it warns of continued flooding. now officials in the carolinas warn of a daepg rouse storm surge. south carolina's governor is urging people who didn't evacuate to go to a shelter. and several counties there are already under curfew. way want to go to michael holm
in st. augustine, florida. you have been covering this hurricane quite a bit. as it ripped a tear through the crib crayon and now made land fall in the united states. there and up the u.s. coast a lot of people with a lot of anxiety about what all that water is going the bring. >> absolutely. yeah, we started following this one in jam kachlt we are in kingston jamaica. then miami, then melbourne in florida where we took the brunt of it there. then it moved on. we have followed it up here to st. augustine in florida as well. you mentioned the water. it's important to remember that we talk a lot about wind and rain when it comes to hurricanes. but it's water that kills more people than anything else. and when you hear of these people not listening to these evacuation orders, they can really be stuck. we'll talk more about that in a moem. but the storm surge is interesting. here this is a very historic city. it was sort of set up 450 years
ago by a spanish admiral. the oldest american city they like to call it. what they had here was an eight foot storm surge. where i'm standing now, the water was up around mid calf let me it is a now gone, it's gron the main part of the city as well. which is good news. but when the storm surge was on its way the mayor here put out an evacuation order for the 13,5,000 citizens. only half of them acknowledged it. they had to go through the flooding. they were stuck quite a while. the city was closed down, emergency services weren't running. fortunately, no one was hurt, which is a good thing. but it goes to show the importance of following through an those evacuation orders. electricity is still a major problem in the state of florida. around a million people still without power at last count. when we were drying up from melbourne to here we did see a
lot of utility trucks heading south. a lot of other crews have been coming in from other states to kept get people back on line. now for where this storm is headed what damage it can do, derek van dam is joining us now. still a cat 2. it's still a formidable storm and not to be taken lightly. >> you are absolutely right, michael. this is the concern we are thinking going forward a. major flood threat, and a major storm surge threat. on top of that, powerful category 2 winds, and a saturated ground and a saturated environment like this can easily topple trees and electrical poles as well. so significant power out ans still possibility. here's the latest radar. i'm going to show quite a detail of here because there is so much to the story as we he. but we are going to focus in on south carolina and the coast of georgia where they currently are under flash flood warning.
this is the big story, the immediate story that we need to get out to the public because this is a life threatening situation for this coastal area. specifically as we look towards the charleston harbor region. dural roughly a year ago hurricane joaquin and that fire hose of moisture right off the atlantic that brought such significant flooding to this region? well, what we've done is we've look back in history. and we are noticing now that charleston harbor has the third highest recorded storm surge in history. that's ongoing as we speak. and it continues to rise because we are approaching high tide which is roughly about 2:00 in the morning. or sometime in the overnight period here. this is the latest radar, zoomed in to the center of hurricane matthew. and you can still see it has not made land fall just yet. but as the national hurricane center continues to talk about,
it's northerly direction we do anticipate a land falling hurricane -- remember, that is defined and characterized by the national hurricane center as the eye wall actually traversing across lands. that actually hasn't happened just yet. you can see we are referee three to six hours away from a land falling hurricane in southern sections of south carolina. specifically hillton head and into the booford region. here's charleston and mount pleasant. remember they had significant flooding a year from joaquin. they have had a rough go over the last several months cleaning up from that. this will likely be a significant concern for them. flash floods and warnings extend it was north carolina as well as a significant amount of rain will be dropped from the system going forward over the next several days. here's a look at the current storm surge across savanna and
into charleston. savanna 5.7 feet higher than average. charleston, 4.7 feet above high tide values. that is a significant concern, life threatening concern for that area. that is something to be something that people need to take seriously as we go forward in time. look at the amount of rainfall being produced from this storm. our computer models doing a great job depicting that dark shading of purple and shades of white that's approaching the upper echelon of our scale. 20 inches of rain available locally from there. flooding is a major concern. >> absolutely. 20 inches. can you imagine? derek thanks so must have. we'll check in with you a little bit later as well. funny you should mention savanna and charleston. that's where we find stephanie elam and brian todd. stephanie, in savanna, let's go to you first.
savanna is a very important port city for the united states. you are in the thick of it there right now. tell us what you are experiencing. >> yes, it's like they knew this you were coming to me. matthew just brought another band through here right now and brought more twind and more rain. we've been seeing it come through and pick up over the last few hours. it's been raining steadily all day but definitely gotten much heavier the last couple of hours. i went over and checked out the savanna river over to my left. you can't see it because it's so dark. it's two feet below the sea wall. it has ridden in the time we have been here and been watching it. that's part of the fear here, that storm surge is expected to be over six feet or so and that it will flood this historic part of the town here in savanna on river street which runs right along the savanna river. we've seen few lights blow out. for the most part there is still power. across the river i can see an
hotel, looks like an alarm is going off. flashing in there. and behind me is a very large bridge which they shut down midway through the day because of gale force winds we have seen flashes of light up there. perhaps maybe transformers that were bursting. other than that, just a lot of rain. here's the deal. this is what they want people to know. it is not worth coming out here to see what it looks like. it is dangerous. and when the kikds winds kick up it does push you around. they don't want anyone outside. at this point first responders aren't coming out until things calm down as far as the weather is concerned. they are telling people stay inside, hunker down. if you didn't leave it's too late to do that now. stay inside because it is a damage rouse out here. and they want people to stay inside until it's clear until the has evacuated.
and that is to make sure that no one takes advantage of all of these empty homes and is looting. so first responders will return to the street once it's safe, so that is a big concern and something they have been thinking about, but otherwise, wands of rain have been coming but here. >> stephanie, thank you so much. brian todd, you're in charleston, which is a beautiful historic city in the u.s. which also happens to get some flooding problems and a heavy shower of rain let alone a hurricane. >> reporter: that is right, michael, and the flooding has already started in parts of the greatest charleston area. and the wind now kicking up significantly. always a good barometer. as we get another gust right here, always a good barometer of how strong the winds are in a hurricane is how much the palm trees are swaying in the wind
here, you can see on king street the palm trees really starting to bend and sway here. also on warren street, the low-lying trees really in danger of buckling. you see the one right there to the right that one is about to buckle. we have to watch out for flying debris. some of the other effects, the restaurant, the lights going on and off for a while here. you talked about the floods, i just talked to an official here, he said there is flooding on the barrier islands outside of charleston. it is hard to get a reading out there from his colleagues and emergency management on the island because there is no power. so they're trying to get updates out there. this official also told me there is a tornado warning in myrtle beach, south carolina, which is significantly north of here near the north carolina border.
so the storm here really extends along the coast. you talk about storm surge at high tides here, a major concern, major cause of flooding. high tide in charleston harbor now approaching nine feet. the third highest on record, and the highest since hurricane hugo 27 years ago, michael, they're expecting flooding and getting it about 95 miles from charleston, will it hug this area and head out to sea or will it make landfall? that will determine the extent of the damage and floodig here, michael. >> third highest level in the harbor in history. that is extraordinary. brian todd there in charleston. stephanie elam in savannah, too, a beautiful historic city in the u.s. thank you to you. we'll take a short break here on the program. we'll be right back.
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"the washington post" obtained the video and released it friday. on it, he bragged about his fame doing anything he wanted with women, using particularly strong words about groping them, his statement was not an apology, somewhat of an apology as he went after his opponent. he doubled down of bill clinton's infidelity, and hillary clinton's role in it. that could be an issue he will try to use at sunday's presidential debate. and what a debate that will be. we'll see it coming up. that wraps up this hour, i'm paula newton, stay right here, george powell will be here with more breaking news on cnn. this is how you apply
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this is cnn breaking news. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell in atlanta at the cnn center. we're following with breaking news from the republican candidate, donald trump the first in his political career where he said he was sorry for making vulgar comments caught on tape about groping women and claiming he could get away with it because of his celebrity. that post went viral on friday and surely has caused a public uproar. here is what donald trump had to say. >> i've never said i'm a perfect
nor pretended to be someone i'm not. i've said and done things i regret. and the words released on this decade-old video are one of them. anyone who knows me knows these words do not re fleflect who i i have said it, i was wrong and apologized. i traveled around the world and spent time with grieving mothers who lost their children, laid off workers whose jobs have gone to other countries. and people from all walks of life who just want a better future. i have gotten to know the great people of our country and humbled by the faith they place in me. i pledge to be a better man tomorrow. let's be honest, we're living in the real world, this is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we're facing today. we're losing our jobs, less safe than we were eight years ago. and washington is totally
broken. hillary clinton and her kind have run our country into the ground. i have said some foolish things, but there is a big difference between the words and actions of other people. bill clinton has actually abused women and hillary clinton has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims. we will discuss this more in the coming days. see you at the debate on sunday. >> now to the video that prompted that apology shot in
2005 for a segment on access hollywood, which is an entert n entertainment news show here in the united states. you hear donald trump talking off camera with the show's host, talking about trying to have sex with a married woman, among other things. the video never aired, but later was given to "the washington post," but was later aired. >> she still is -- >> i moved on her, actually, she
was down in palm beach, i moved on her and i failed. i'll admit it. i did try, she was married. nancy -- this was -- and i moved on her very heavily, in fact, i took her out furniture shopping. she wanted to get some furniture. i said i'll show you where there was nice furniture. i moved on her like a bitch. i couldn't get there, she is married. and all of a sudden i see here, and she is totally phoney with the big tits. >> whoa, whoa, yes, the donald is good. my man. >> you got to look at it -- >> you are [ bleep ]. >> maybe it's a different one. >> better not be. >> no, it's her. >> yeah, that's her with the gold. i got to use some tic tacs in case i start kissing her. when you're a star, you can do anything. you can grab them by the
[ bleep ]. do anything. >> those legs, all you can see are the legs. >> no, it looks good. >> come on, shorty. >> get out of the way. >> always good of you don't fall out of the
bus, like gerald ford, remember? >> hello. >> how are you, hi. >> glad to meet you. >> you know billy bush? shou >> hi, how are you? >> are you ready to be a soap star? >> melania said this was okay. >> here we go, excellent. well, you have a nice co-star here. >> as soon as a beautiful woman shows up, he --
>> i'm sorry, come here. >> let the little guy in here. >> let the little guy in. how do you feel, better? >> it's hard to walk next to a guy like this. >> this is much better. >> if you had choose, honestly, me or the donald, seriously, if you had to take one of us as a date -- >> i'll take both. >> really? >> which way. >> make a right, here we go. >> here we go, i'm going to leave you here. >> okay, you finished? i'm going to go do our show. >> oh, you're on reset? >> access hollywood is now identifying the woman that donald trump was referring to in his comments. that woman, the former anchor, nancy odell, currently hosting entertainment tonight, another show in the u.s. cnn reached out to her for comment but have not heard back
at this point. trump's democratic rival, hillary clinton, is pointing to that video as more evidence that he is simply not qualified to be president of the united states. it's something her campaign has been saying for months and the video of comments about women could serve to bolster the public's opinion. here is how hillary clinton responded. women have the power to stop trump. her runningmate said it is time to ask republicans if they can still stand by and support donald trump. >> there are a couple of things this suggests. and it's just so clear. first, any republican who has said they are for donald trump, they need to be asked by the press and others and by constituents right now, do you still think he is qualified to be president of the united states? >> several high-ranking
republicans are speaking out against trump, first, u.s. speaker paul ryan said quote, i am sickened by what i heard today. i hope mr. trump treats the situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests. in the meantime, he is no longer attending tomorrow's event in wisconsin. and republican national committee chairman reince priebus saying the following, no woman should be described in these terms or talked about this way ever. and mitt romney tweeted, quote, hitting on married women? condoning assault? such file degradation corrupt america's face to the world. some top republicans are even pulling their support for donald trump entirely, one of them, jason chaffetz, the republican congressman from utah spoke earlier to cnn.
>> i am out. i can no longer endorse donald trump for president. there is no possible way i would vote for hillary clinton, but, these are abhorrent, they are wrong. to use a baseball metaphor, i got to call balls and strikes the way i see them. and my wife, julie and i, we have a 15-year-old daughter. do you think i can look her in the eye and tell her that i endorse donald trump for president when he acts like this, and his apology? that was no apology. that was an apology for getting caught. i worry that it is naive to think that is the approach, do you really think this is the only thing that is out there like this? i played college football, been in a lot of locker rooms, this is not just locker room talk. okay? this was offensive. and it was absolutely totally wrong.
and i'm not going to endorse him. again, i'm not going to vote for hillary clinton. there is no way i'm going to do that. but i can't tell the good people of utah that i endorse a person who acts like this. and we all do silly stupid stuff and probably make jokes that are inappropriate. but this goes beyond that. and i think we should all stand up and say we're not going to tolerate this. why can't we stand tall for high moral values, i thought that is who we are as a republican party? i can't endorse this person for president. >> fair to say there is a lot to talk about. let's bring in our politics reporter, eugene scott, live with the very latest, good to have you with us. donald trump's apology, first in his political career, was it enough? >> well, there were republican leaders who said themselves it was not enough, the original apology, wanted him to go
further. if you recall the original version, the republican nominee shifted to bill clinton's past indiscretions very quickly before he released the video where he went on and seemed to expand on how wrong he viewed himself after thinking about the situation more. >> you know, trump has been struggling with key groups, specifically with women. the question is how might this, the video released, the apology submitted, how might that impact the swing voters? >> well, as you saw, the clinton campaign was very aggressive making it clear that they believe donald trump is not good for women and that this video furthers that claim. one thing that is really interesting to pay attention to, in the cnn poll released in september, donald trump was doing better with married women than hillary clinton was. and so it will be interesting to see if there is a shift in that demographic. >> trump's apology was defiant. and he made the point that this
would be discussed further after the debate that is said to happen on sunday. that debate, critical for this candidate. trump, who is now trailing clinton in the national polls. what role will this all play in the debate? >> i think it's shift ed the whole -- the whole theme of the debate. i think there was some thought that there would be far less interest poliin this debate, compared to the first one, but now it's clear eyes will be on what is happening this upcoming sunday. you see that he is going into the debate prepped primarily because there is expectation that hillary clinton will use this in her lines of attack. but he seems to be prepared for that. >> and eugene, certainly that was a release of clinton's campaign chairman e-mails, we'll obviously touch base on that just a little later. thank you, eugene. the other top story that
we're following, the deadly hurricane making its way up the southeast coast. my colleague, michael holmes braving the elements out there in st. augustine, florida. >> reporter: hurricane matthew is now threatening charleston and savannah, who are being hammered right now. and a little later in the program we'll take you to charleston for a live report. we'll also speak to a policeman who runs a county where hurricane matthew may finally make landfall. that is coming up later.
this is cnn breaking news. 3:16 on the east coast, welcome back, i'm george howell. and we continue to follow the breaking news, donald trump's apology for vulgar comments he made about women in 2005. it is the first apology since his political career, but for many it's not enough. he already lost support for many top republicans. the u.s. house speaker paul ryan saying he is sickened from what
he heard, and disinvited trump to an event that was supposed to happen saturday. "the washington post" aired a taping from donald trump in 2005 of t . and in it he was heard he tried to date married women and grabbed their genitals without complaint. his apology didn't directly address the comments. he went on the attack, mentioning bill clinton's scandal. earlier, my colleague, brianna keilar weighed in on it. >> this does go farther than anything we heard donald trump say in terms of what is considered socially acceptable behavior speech. he has dismissed some of his past comments about women saying you know what, that was entertainment. no one respects women pomore th
i do. so he reassured people in private he is respectful. you hear how he speaks. and then the other thing with it, something that could motivate young people, especially young women, is he is condoning forcible advances on women whether they are wanted or unwanted. so this is not just a matter of using a slang term for a woman's private parts or using words that are derogatory towards women. it's about him saying that i'm attracted to beautiful women, and he basically says when you're a star they let you do it. you can do anything. grab them by the fill in the blank. by their private parts. that is a big issue for donald trump. this goes beyond. >> in the meantime, some of trump's supporters are speaking out in his defense. including his former campaign manager corey lewandowski.
>> clearly, this is not how women should be spoken about. but you know, we're not choosing a sunday school teacher here, i want to be very clear about this. what we know about donald trump, this is 12 years ago, not bringing to mind about the donald trump i spent 18 months traveling. i've never heard anything like this out of him. let me say, we're appointing a leader to the free world, not a sunday school teacher, to have a leader, someone who is tough and will be respected around the world. that is what we're doing here. and that is what i think donald trump is. are his words perfect? absolutely not, is the defensible? i don't think so. >> with top republicans pulling away from trump's kpacampaign, colleague, paula newton spoke about what the future may hold for donald trump, but also for the republican party. >> the republican party is badly fractured, in fact, they're kind
of like humpty dumpty, and i'm not sure how they will be put back together after the election. it doesn't affect donald trump's base at all. if you look at social media, you will see that virtually every trump supporter is defending him to the hilt. they don't care, however, he is in the low 40s. he needs another 4 or 5% of the vote to win. this is going to help him get the 4 or 5%. >> we've always said at this point it's the swing voters that he desperately needs to get. showing he was getting the traction he needed. this was on a day with we have had more revelations about clinton's e-mails, apparently her speeches to banks have been leaked on line and show some things perhaps especially about trade that she may not be so happy with. and you know what, it's
completely obscured and ignored. >> it's totally obscured. her base is not going to defect at all. they're not going to be concerned about much of this. why, because her opponent is donald trump. that is why his base doesn't care about this videotape, because the opponent is hillary clinton. but look who wins, hillary clinton is four or five points ahead of donald trump, so if everything stays the way it is even with the new revelations, clinton still wins. >> and as they both just mentioned, thousands of e-mails of john podesta have appeared on line, appearing to be excerpts of transcripts. this just hours after the accusations on the election.
>> eugene, again, let's talk about this situation with the release of clinton's campaign chairman e-mails. touching on trade, the middle class. but the timing of this release could actually benefit hillary clinton. >> very much so in a normal situation, in a normal weekend, this definitely would have taken priority over the next debate, over the issue that seems to be derailing the donald trump campaign. but based on social media interaction and what voters are interested in, it certainly is the leaked tape about donald trump at access hollywood that people will pay attention to most on this sunday. >> but as people talk you know about the e-mail situation with hillary clinton, obviously that is something that their campaign is trying to prevent. when it comes to this debate do we expect them to push pretty strongly on this audio that has been released? >> they certainly will, they
have been pushing pretty strongly on it already. but what we can expect is that the trump campaign pushed even harder on these e-mails and tried to make the argument that hillary clinton is not transparent. and does not have an agenda. and ideas that are the best interest of working class americans. whether or not that will stick, given these leaks from access hollywood remains to be seen. >> eugene, it was interesting with the last debate, obviously people were looking on and wondering and questioning how will these two candidates, we see the image here, how would they come together? would they shake hands? they did it in this instance, how does hillary clinton even walk onto the stage given now the context of this debate, will be focused to some great extent on donald trump's comments, these lewd comments about women that have been published. >> that will be something certainly worth watching. we're at a place where i'm not sure that we've seen an election where two leading candidates
appear to have such little respect for one another. whether or not they can fake that, this upcoming debate is not clear. the tension is thick, and i imagine will get thicker knowing that donald trump plans to attack hillary clinton and her marriage very personally. >> let's get about that, you talk about these two candidates that you say has very little respect for each other. trump promised to bring up clinton's marriage to the former president bill clinton, first of all, will it matter? how might clinton respond to it or could it even backfire on donald trump to go there? >> well, this is not the first time that the trump campaign has made it clear that they plan to address this issue at a debate. so the clinton campaign has probably been preparing for it, for sometime. and i imagine that it's even ticked up, given donald trump's promise to address it last
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this is cnn breaking news. on the east coast we welcome our viewers here in the united states and around the world. back to the show, continuing the breaking news that we're following here on cnn. donald trump apologizing for vulgar comments he made about ten years ago about women. video clips from his comments were released on friday causing a widespread uproar, in the tape, trump is heard bragging about trying to have sex with a married woman and being able to get away with it, and to grope women because he was a celebrity. here is just a portion of his remarks which again we warn you are crude. >> i moved on her
in palm beach,
i did try, i did try, she was married. nancy -- no, this was -- and i moved on her very heavily. in fact, i took her out furniture shopping. she wanted to get some furniture, i said i'll show where you can get nice furniture. i moved on her like a bitch, and i couldn't get there, and now she has the big phoney tits and totally changed her look. >> all right, trump's campaign is now doing damage control. he is no longer going to a republican event on saturday. here is dana bash with more on that. >> at first donald trump released a very brief terse statement, sort of apologizing for these vulgar comments. and suggestions about actions that he could or would or should or had taken against women. but after the firestorm was so intense, the crisis mode was so furious inside trump tower.
and the incoming that they were getting from republicans around the country was so intense, not the least of which paul ryan, the house speaker, disinviting donald trump from an event in his home state of wisconsin. donald trump acquiesced and gave a statement on camera in his own words on his own
terms. here is what he said. >> i've never said i'm a perfect person nor pretended to be someone i'm not. i've said and done things i regret, and the words on this video are some of them, anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who i am. i've said it and done it, and apologized. i've said some bad things, but there are differences between words and actions of people. bill clinton has abused women, and hillary clinton has shamed and attacked the victims.
we'll discuss this more. see you at the debate on sunday. >> now, that kind of straight talk on camera was rare. the fact that was the mode and medium that his campaign used, is telling, he didn't want to go to a press conference where people would pepper him with questions, wanted to try to ta police -- tamp down, try to get credit for that, saying he was sorry, and getting credit for his debate performance. very, very high stakes when he will have to answer to this and other questions but particularly this, standing across from his opponent for the presidency of the united states who happens to be a
woman. dana bash, cnn, washington. >> dana, thank you, and that
debate set for sunday. things got heated earlier between some panelists on cnn tonight with don lemon. when they were talking about the leaked recording here is what they all had to say. >> this absurd locker room ba th-- banter talk, i can't believe you continue to defend it. you're a mother, how could you sit there and justify it to your daughter when you have a person you want to put in the white house talking about grabbing parts of women into and how can you justify hillary clinton who puts people in body bags and lies to the mother. that is why i'm doing this. because she lies to mothers. i put donald trump above her. >> and the republican party this wouldn't -- >> have you no decency, have any
of you no decency? >> exactly. >> where is the integrity of supporting hillary clinton? >> this is bigger than hillary clinton, about the culture -- >> you know, you will rue the day your daughter sees the. >> all right, everybody, one at a time. i have to get to break, i'll bring you back. >> all of this shaming of each other on tv, really let's not do this thguys, none of us are on e ballot. the people on the ballot and hillary clinton. if you choose to make excuses for him, that is your choice. that is your choice. my choice is to consider him a disgusting man who has consistently disgusted me from the first day of this campaign. and i think that every single republican is going to have to answer the question what did you do the day you saw the tape of this man boasting about grabbing
a woman's [ bleep ], period. >> will you please stop saying that word? my daughter is listening. in >> don't tell me you're offended when i say it but you're not offended with donald trump is saying it. i'm not running for president, he is. >> a lot to talk about on this donald trump situation. this video that has been leaked. we'll have more on that later in the show. but now the other top story that we're following this deadly hurricane, hurricane matthew, and our michael holmes is braving the weather elements in st. augustine, florida, michael joins us live now. >> reporter: thank you, coming up after the breaks we're going to bring you the latest on hurricane matthew as it continues to move north along the u.s. east coast. we'll take you to charleston, under serious threat and speak to the sheriff of the county where hurricane matthew may
. major hurricane on the u.s. east coast has weakened but still poses a threat to the southeastern part of the country. the national hurricane center says that hurricane matthew's eye is now moving north towards the coast of south carolina. the officials have urged people to take shelter and warn of dangerous storm surge flooding. the florida officials say that the hurricane killed four people there after it caused hundreds of deaths in the caribbean. let's go live to my colleague, michael holmes, anchoring the teen coverage in st. augustine, florida. >> reporter: yeah, george, we're following this from jamaica to melbourne, and florida now, and st. augustine now here in florida. there was a storm surge here earlier where i'm standing right now. we were mid-calf sort of in water.
now it's drained away. but for a while this historic 450-year-old city was isolated, half of the residents did not take the mandatory evacuation orders seriously. staying put. and they ended up in a city that became officially closed. it is now reopened and the water is draining away. further north it is a lot worse than that. places like savannah and also charleston, where we find out brian todd standing by. brian, you're looking at record levels of water there in the harbor. and we're talking about a city that has problems with water at the best of times. >> absolutely. michael, we were told a short time ago by the charleston police officer that there was water coming over the seawall at the battery, which is a low-lying area in charleston right by the ashley river there. so they're starting to have significant flooding problems
here in charleston. we just saw our photojournalist here, panning to the left and your left. the blue awning there you can see it is flying up, almost came off its mooirings earlier. so the debris, it could be dangerous, this is warren street, these trees have been buckling all night long. we talked about storm surge, michael, you just mentioned it. high tide in charleston harbor was approaching nine feet. the third highest on record, the highest since hurricane hugo 27 years ago. i talked to an emergency management official, a tornado warning in myrtle beach, a significant distance here from the north carolina border. so this storm even at its edges really causing problems as the eyewall starts to approach, in
south carolina, the eyewall buckled again, it may be about to fly off. so we have to be careful here. we talked to emergency management people here, all night long about evacuations. nearly 400,000 people got out of this area ahead of the storm, michael, but they say that really was not enough. as of about probably five hours ago they were telling people it was too late to evacuate. what they advised you to do was to get to the highest place in your residence or wherever you were staying. that is how drastic it was. so they're talking about floodifloo flooding. we did talk to some police officers here a short time ago who said there was significant flooding in charleston a short time ago. so we're seeing the destructive effects of the storm starting to be felt here in earnest, the only people we've seen out here are first responders. so interstate 95, in both
directions of the southern part of carolina that is pretty much the biggest highway going through the south part of the state was impassable. they are telling people to stay off the major roads because they just don't know what they will encounter, michael. >> reporter: yeah, that is such a shame, in the city. hurricane matthew, and the awning flapping there. where is hurricane matthew heading, how much punch does it have? derek van dam joining us at the weather center. it's a cat two, but that still packs a punch. >> the northern eyewall is now starting to cross over land in the hilton head region in south carolina. so we do anticipate this, the center believes a landfall will take place within the next coming hours so is that will be a major concern for that particular area.
another concern, we keep talking about this. this is incredible to get this information out. the storm surge flooding taking place as we speak, specifically into the charleston harbor region. if you recall roughly a year ago with hurricane joaquin when we had record level storm surge that took place there. this was actually superseding that, and we believe that this is a third highest storm surge that the charleston harbor has seen. remember, hugo, several years ago. that brought the highest storm surge into the charleston harbor region. here is what you need to know. we have a current level in the charleston harbor of 9.29 feet. that is roughly five feet over normal tidal values for this time of month. and what it means is we're getting all the push-up of water in the canals and all the
tributaries in the area. so the storm surge flooding will be a problem, a significant inu inuinu inundation of homes here, this is the latest radar, you're seeing the outer rain bands and the latest -- this is actually flash flood warnings in place for charleston, including mount pleasant, the hendersonville region, and inland, the extreme southwestern sections of south carolina. look at the landfall and hurricane as we speak. it's again moments away. the official landfall terminology means when this eyewall actually traverses the coastal areas of carolina. it is moving in a northerly direction, getting some of the stronger winds associated with that from buford into hilton
head island, just north of savannah. and again, the storm surge threat very high across the charleston region where flash flood warnings increase across the state. and attethe big threat here, st surge, also flooding. look at our computer models depicting anywhere between ten and 20 inches of rainfall in an already very wet environment. you know what that means michael when we start to have a saturated ground like this and get hurricane-force winds it will be easy to topple over trees and electrical posts. so we believe that a million plus customers will definitely go up. >> a couple of hours ago, still at 1.1 million in florida alone. so there is going to be power losses yet. in florida, they're trying to repair it as quickly as they can. when we were driving up from melbourne to here in st. augustine we saw a lot of
utility trucks heading south to try to fix that. i was going to ask you though, decorate, what actually changes with a hurricane when it does make landfall? generally you expect it is going to weaken the hurricane, but what does it mean for the hilton head area? >> it's a great question, because when that eyewall actually crosses into land we lose the moisture sources. the jet stream for the area to strengthen. what we anticipate to happen is the storm to lose organization and lose some of its forward punch but still be a significant rain maker and a significant threat to life. especially for the coastal areas and immediate inland regions of south carolina. >> all right, derek, thank you. derek van dam there with the very latest on hurricane matthew. and from here in st. augustine we'll send it back to you, george, certainly this storm has just kept on going. it's giving and giving all the way up the coast. >> michael, you talked about driving up from melbourne up to
st. augustine. what was it like for you and your team there when that storm was bearing down? >> reporter: yeah, well, our team, elwin and jose and i, we followed this storm from jamaica. we were down there, of course, it went from the east in jamaica, the effects, not so great in miami. then went up to melbourne, and when we were there we did get the punch of it. and we spent all last night in absolute howling winds and rain. and it was quite an experience, i'll tell you. it was fairly savage when the hurricane force winds just built up over and over. and eventually it really did wollop the place. but fortunately, not a lot of damage, but wind, and right now the wind stopped here in st. augustine. and of course brian todd is getting hit in places like savannah and hilton head, george.
>> michael, we certainly appreciate the coverage from you, brian todd, and elwin also. thank you so much and we'll stay for tou in touch with you, michael. and donald trump heads to sunday's debate with a new cloud over the candidacy. we'll bring you more on the trump bombshell, and his controversy history with women. that as cnn news room continues.
this is cnn breaking news. we continue following the breaking news. donald trump saying that he is sorry for the first time in his political career in his campaign, apologizing for comments captured on tape in 2005 which he describes groping women and making sexual advances without invitation. the fallout from that bombshell video could pose a real setback to trump's campaign when it comes to female voters. cnn's randi kaye has more on the controversial history when it comes to women. >> reporter: donald trump says he loves beautiful women. he also loves to talk about
women and it often land s him i hot water, like during his feud with rosy o'donnell. and megyn kelly, trump said this about him. >> she starts to ask me all sorts of ridiculous questions. you could see there was eyes coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of women's whatever. >> critics say he was talking about menstruation. >> i was going to say nose and ears, it's a common statement showing anger. >> kelly was not the first female journalist trump sparred with. decades he sent a copy of the article written and circled a photo, writing across it, quote, the face of a dog. >> much of what trump has said about women was during his many appearances on howard stern's show.
in 2005 he made this remark talking about a woman in a beauty pageant. >> first of all, she is unbelievably short, i'm a little surprised. the boob job is terrible. >> after he bought a pageant, stern asked how he would change the pageant. >> i said i'm going to get the bathing suit to be smaller, the heels higher. >> a woman's breast, a hot topic with him. >> i view a woman's flat chest, not to be a ten. she went from an eight to a solid four. >> and in another appearance on the show? >> some incredible beautiful women, they will walk up and flip their top and their panties. i've been with women with extraordinarily bad breast jobs. isn't it unbelievable, one woman, beautiful, had big
beautiful really beautiful big boobs, and she wants them reduced. >> years later, he mocked kim kardashian. >> does she have a good body, no, and if it weren't kim, they would say wow, i don't want to go out with her. >> he defended comments about alic alicia machado, calling her ms. piggy. >> she was the winner, and gained a massive amount of weight. and it was a real problem. we had had a real problem. >> a candidate struggling to win the support of women, come election day, in his own words. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> and now the comments released from nancy odell, released in